Laura Powers, Peter Dubner, and Peter Propp discuss the changing world of work; and how many of the time-honored ways in which we’ve managed our careers no longer apply.
What are the defining characteristics of today’s dynamic work place? Which career management strategies no longer work – and which strategies and mindsets have taken their place? On Thursday, September 26th 2013 the Stamford Innovation Center hosted a panel to answer those questions.
Laura Powers, President of Powers Career Coaching, LLC, is a career transition specialist who, for the past 18 years, has trained and coached hundreds of professionals from diverse industries, levels and career stages to make satisfying, successful career moves. Laura’s experience includes 18 years in private career coaching practice; corporate career consulting roles with four major outplacement firms; a five-year career advisory position with The Hartford Financial Services Group; and prior career experience as a corporate and private banking lender in the metropolitan New York area. Laura is professionally qualified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and Strong Interest Inventory® assessments and is a frequent guest speaker throughout the tri-state area on career management issues, topics and trends.
Peter Dubner is an Executive Career Consultant and Job Search Coach who has helped hundreds of executives achieve successful career transitions. He is widely regarded for his ability to help individuals develop high-payoff career strategies — and then execute successfully through a disciplined multi-channel plan. Currently an executive advisor with Crenshaw Associates, a C-level advisory and transition firm, Peter also has a private coaching practice, and is co-developer of the Job Search Diagnostic™, a unique, patent-pending, online resource that helps professionals accelerate their job search (www.jobsearchdx.com). Previously, he was an executive career coach for 10 years with Right Management, a global career management leader. Prior to that, he was SVP and Chief Marketing Officer for GE Real Estate, a then $40B commercial finance business, and previously held executive roles in a number of GE’s consumer, industrial, and financial businesses. Peter holds an MBA from Columbia University, is a past president of the Association of Career Professionals in Connecticut, and is a frequent contributor to community career activities.
Peter Propp has spent his career helping consumer and b-b companies develop and execute marketing and business development strategies to address business needs. He is responsible for Marketing, Business Development, Sponsorships, and Strategy for the Stamford Innovation Center. Previous careers include 15 years at IBM where he was the original business development manager for IBM’s WebSphere product family, and later ran global marketing efforts for WebSphere and IBM Partnerworld Industry Networks.